SOURCE: AirTight Networks

February 14, 2006 10:11 ET

AirTight Networks' SpectraGuard Enterprise Version 4.3 Achieves OPSEC Certification From Check Point Software

Latest Version of AirTight's Wireless IPS Integrates With Industry Leading Security Framework

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 14, 2006 -- AirTight Networks™, Inc, the leader in wireless perimeter security announced today that the recently released version 4.3 of its SpectraGuard® Enterprise wireless IPS has achieved OPSEC™ (Open Platform for Security) certification from Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet.

OPSEC certification ensures that SpectraGuard Enterprise 4.3 seamlessly integrates with Check Point's market-leading VPN-1® Pro™ NGX™, providing Check Point customers with an integrated wireless perimeter security solution that complements their wired perimeter security solutions. This integration will allow enterprises to get alerts, track events, and manage wireless threats using Check Point's SMART™ and Eventia Analyzer™ security management tools.

"The proliferation of wireless technologies creates a new spectrum of perimeter security threats to the enterprise," said Amir Ben-Efraim, director of business development for Check Point Software Technologies. "The OPSEC certified integration between SpectraGuard Enterprise 4.3 and Check Point's VPN-1 Pro provides an innovative and proactive security solution to protect our mutual customers from the risks created by wireless technologies."

SpectraGuard Enterprise is built on AirTight's patent-pending 3 x 3 security model. 3x3 security means that the system:

--  performs the 3 keys of wireless security --
    --  detects & classifies threats quickly and accurately
    --  prevents threats automatically
    --  locates threats accurately and immediately
--  using 3 security classification engines
    --  positive, stateful device & network awareness
    --  signature based analysis
    --  behavioral based analysis
This 3 x 3 security model allows AirTight's SpectraGuard products to deliver true enterprise class threat prevention, while not inundating the administrator with false alarms or spurious data.

"We're delighted to gain OPSEC certification and to partner with Check Point -- as they are a recognized leader in the Internet security market," said David Canavan, vice president of business development for AirTight Networks. "With the OPSEC certification of SpectraGuard Enterprise, customers are assured of a robust best-of-breed wireless security solution from AirTight and Check Point."

In addition to SpectraGuard Enterprise achieving OPSEC certification, Check Point has also become a member of the AirTight's partner program. The integration leverages AirTight APIs to communicate with Check Point's OPSEC interfaces for integrating the two systems.

About SpectraGuard Enterprise

SpectraGuard Enterprise creates a wireless perimeter security zone around an enterprise -- protecting both the wired and wireless networks from Wi-Fi threats, including Evil Twin/honey pot APs, MAC spoofing APs and Denial of Service attacks. The solution also guards against rogue access points, mis-configured access points, ad hoc connections, unauthorized client connections, and client mis-associations.

SpectraGuard Enterprise is the industry's only solution that correctly classifies wireless devices and events; and automatically identifies, automatically stops, and accurately locates wireless security risks and attacks.

About Check Point's OPSEC™

OPSEC (Open Platform for Security) is the industry's open, multi-vendor security framework. With over 350 partners, OPSEC guarantees customers the broadest choice of best-of-breed integrated applications and deployment platforms that support Check Point's Secure Virtual Network Architecture. Products that carry the OPSEC Certified seal have been tested to guarantee integration and interoperability. For complete OPSEC Alliance program information, including partner and product listings, the freely available OPSEC SDK (software development kit) and evaluation versions of OPSEC Certified products, visit www.opsec.com.

About AirTight Networks

Founded in 2002, AirTight Networks is the leader in wireless perimeter security solutions. AirTight Networks' SpectraGuard® family of wireless perimeter security products and services provides enterprises and service providers with around-the-clock wireless monitoring and automatic intrusion prevention, while managing wireless LAN network performance for maximum capacity and uptime. The SpectraGuard family of products is the industry's only solution that correctly classifies wireless devices and events; and automatically identifies, automatically stops, and accurately locates wireless security risks and attacks. AirTight Networks is a privately held company based in Mountain View, CA. For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.airtightnetworks.net.

AirTight, AirTight Networks, and the AirTight Networks logo are trademarks, and SpectraGuard is a registered trademark of AirTight Networks, Inc.

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